Nancy Webster Gleason

Social Sciences (Political Science)

Senior Lecturer
Director, Centre for Teaching & Learning

Contact No.: +65 6601-3652

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Dr Nancy W Gleason is Director of the Centre for Teaching & Learning at Yale-NUS College in Singapore. She oversees faculty development in teaching and student support in learning through the distinctive pedagogy of the liberal arts. She is also a Senior Lecturer of Political Science in the Social Sciences Division at the College, teaching and researching on pathways and structures of higher education, the automation economy and the future of work. Prior to joining Yale-NUS, Dr Gleason taught at Tufts University in Boston, MA USA. She holds a PhD in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. She has recently published an edited volume, Higher Education in the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution which available via Open Access through Palgrave Press.

Dr Gleason’s research focuses on the distinctive pedagogy of liberal arts education and what role it plays in the economy of the fourth industrial revolution. Artificial intelligence is changing the way we work and live. Higher education will need to change accordingly. Singapore has developed unique programmes to address the changes in employment patterns with a government-sponsored push to develop skills in lifelong learning and the development of “FutureSkills”. Dr. Gleason’s work looks at the programmes and processes unfolding in Singapore and around the world designed to create the necessary creative thinkers of tomorrow.

Gleason, N. W. Trends in preparing cyber-physical systems engineers, Cyber-Physical Systems, Vol 5, 2019. With Thi Bich Lieu Tran, Martin Törngren, Huu Duc Nguyen, Radoslav Paulen, Nancy Webster Gleason & Trong Hai Duong.

Gleason, N. with Luie Tran et al. “Approaches in Developing Undergraduate IT Engineering Curriculum for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Malaysia and Vietnam” Creative Education, Forthcoming Jan 2019.

Gleason, N. (Editor), Higher Education in the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Palgrave Press, Singapore, 2018. [110k downloads since June 2018 through April 2019]

Gleason, N. “Singapore’s Higher Education Systems in the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Preparing Lifelong Learners.” In Gleason, N. (Editor), Higher Education in the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Palgrave Press, Singapore, 2018

Gleason, N. “Higher Education: Preparation for The Fourth Industrial Revolution” in Science Workshop Proceedings Creativity Development and Opportunities For Business And Start Up Ideas [Kỷ YếU HộI ThảO Khoa HọC Phát TriểN Năng LựC Sáng TạO Và Các Cơ HộI Cho Các Ý TưởNg Kinh Doanh KhởI NghiệP]. 2017

Gleason, N. “Higher education must prepare for the rise of the machines.Times Higher Education, March, 2017.

Gleason, N. “Paris climate agreement good for more than the environment.” Straits Times, December 15, 2015.

Gleason, N. India and China: Key Players in Climate Governance. Centre on Asia and Globalisation, China and India Brief #64. December 8th, 2015.

Gleason, N., Major Emerging Powers in Sustainable Development Diplomacy Assessing their Leadership Potential,Global Environmental Change 22:915-924, 2012 [Co-Author M. Papa]

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